Wheatbelt - Kununoppin

Vacancy Number: 1474

General Practitioner

DPA/DWS location - Experienced solo GP or if possible GP couple needed in this close-knit supportive rural practice that permits the GP to work - as one consultant O&G commented - as a "real doctor" with all the pleasures (and difficulties) that entails. Kununoppin has clean air, quiet surrounds and an excellent functioning hospital with ED. Options for development including skin cancer and minor surgery. Good upskilling available from Midland with regular training sessions at Merredin. ETS support readily available. Freedom to practice as one feels appropriate, and to expand the service. Nursing home and home visits required.

The Practice Private, solo practice. Solo GP Practice in Modified Monash Model (MMM) classification 6. Doctor also supports the local hospital and outlying nursing posts. Solo practice owned by the Shire but operated by a private GP with the support of the Shire.
The Requirements
  • Emergency: Essential
The Package
  • Remuneration: Average GP salary $251,000 - $300,000 on percentage of billings, no super included. (Salary of $180,000 guaranteed if preferred)
  • Accommodation: 4 bedroom house across the road from the hospital provided
  • Vehicle: Toyota Prado provided
  • Leave: 4 weeks annual leave
  • Agreement: Independent contractor agreement
  • Other details: SIHI incentive possible
Map of Wheatbelt


The Central Wheatbelt area covers an area of approximately 85,000 square kilometres. The population is widely dispersed across the region, with major service centres at Narrogin, Northam, Merredin and Moora, with an economy based largely on agriculture.

It is a charming region of small farming communities dotted over a landscape of wheat fields and sheep pasture. The environment of the Wheatbelt is quite varied. The Avon region close to Perth is known for its lush environment, thanks to its relatively high rainfall. The coastal region supports fishing and aquaculture, while the warm, dry inland areas are suited to agricultural industries such as wheat and sheep farming.

The region has extensive educational, health, recreational and cultural services and is home to the C Y O'Connor College of TAFE and Curtin University's Muresk Institute of Agriculture. The region also offers affordable housing and business premises.

More than 40 doctors work in the region, mostly in private practice.